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Avnet RFSoC Explorer®

version 1.0.3 (9.39 MB) by Avnet
Connect to Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC gigasample data converters and perform analysis natively in MATLAB® and Simulink®


Updated 16 Dec 2019

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The Avnet Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC Development Kit enables system architects to explore the entire signal chain from antenna to digital using tools from MathWorks and industry-leading RF components from Qorvo. We extend the functionality of the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Kit by adding a Qorvo 2x2 Small Cell RF front-end 1.8 GHz Card for over-the-air transmission, plus native connection to MATLAB® & Simulink® with Avnet's RFSoC Explorer® application.

RFSoC Explorer installs easily in the MATLAB APPS tab without modifying your registry or other applications.

Click HELP within the app to access a "Getting Started" tutorial.

Free MATLAB Trial Package for Wireless Communications @

Supported by Communications Toolbox™ Support Package for Xilinx® Zynq®-Based Radio @

Cite As

Avnet (2020). Avnet RFSoC Explorer® (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (6)

Thanks a lot for the answer. I got your comment, very precise. I'd like to go in detail in order not only to control the signal path, but also the control path. I leave you my email. Thanks again for your support.

Best regards.

Enrico Fazzini, University of Bologna, DEI


Hi Enrico.
There are two aspects to consider - control path and signal path. RFSoC Explorer can be used to interface with the signal paths of other RF daughter cards connected to the Xilinx ZCU111. No issues there, just plug and play. The control path is a different story. We have control for the Qorvo card (attenuators, LNAs, and PAs) built into the application. You would have to create a separate application to manage your control path. We do offer design services and could integrate your control path into RFSoC Explorer. If you're interested, PM me with your email address and we can explore some options.

Actually does Avnet RFSoC Explorer work only with qorvo front-end? i'd like to use it with an other front-end


Hi Ali - are you using R2019b?


I get following error upon launch:

Starting application...
Error setting property 'Position' of class 'TabGroup':
Value must be a 4 element vector

Error in Avnet_RFSoC_Explorer/startup_fcn_app



Added link to free MATLAB Wireless trial package and acknowledgment to Communications Toolbox™ Support Package for Xilinx® Zynq®-Based Radio


Minor typographical corrections


Revised description and project website URL.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2019b
Compatible with R2019b
Platform Compatibility
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